Task 1: Process
Task 2: Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since there is computer technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Table (The number of employees in England and Wales in 1851-1901)
Task 2: People living in large cities face several problems. What these problems? Should governments encourage to move to smaller towns?
It is true that nowadays people are shifting to larger cities. There are several negative consequences of this moot issue, and I would argue that to cope with the current problems, the authorities should encourage individuals to move to smaller cities or even to the countryside.
To begin with, this moving of an enormous number of people creates problems. One negative consequence is that the urban population would go on increasing and cause housing problems. This leads to the creation of underdeveloped slum areas, where underprivileged individuals must live in poor living conditions like lacking medical care or even drinking water. Another problem is that as the population in cities increases, the number of people staying in towns and villages where most farming and agricultural activities to produce food take place gradually decrease. Consequently, there might be a situation when food harvesting steps down, and this, in turn, produces food scarcity.
On the other hand, it seems to me that governments should take steps to move a certain number of city dwellers to less populated areas. The main reason is that shifting people to towns or even the countryside helps to decrease the unemployment rate. This is because as more and more people apply for the same position within a company, it may intensify the competition among employees, making it significantly more difficult to be chosen. Towns, however, due to the industrialization, are now able to provide different jobs for engineers or officers in new factories. Therefore, by encouraging job seekers to move to these newly developed areas, the government can lower the number of unemployed individuals in cities.
In conclusion, an increasing number of people living in cities certainly creates housing problems and food scarcity, and I believe that the government should encourage its citizens to migrate to towns to because of the reason mentioned above.
[By Nam Đỗ, Band 7.5-8.0]
The graph below shows the number of inquiries received by the Tourist Information Office in one city over a six-month period in 2011.
The line graph compares the number of questions that one particular Tourist Information Office received through three different channels, namely telephone, letter/ email and direct communication during the first six months of 2011.
Overall, the office received substantially more enquires made via telephone and directly from tourists, as opposed to a gradually weaker preference for mailing platforms throughout the timescale given.
Tourists sent about 900 questions through the telephone to the office, which was the largest number in January. This figure then experienced a slight dip of 100 before rising back to 1000 both in March and in April, followed by a steep increase to reach approximately 1600 enquires in June. Likewise, the number of in-person questions registered the most dramatic growth from only 450 to 1900 inquiries, making face-to-face communication the most common way to obtain travel information.
Written inquiries saw an opposite trend. Especially, after having remained relatively stable at about 7000 for the first 3 months, the figure halved to merely 350 questions in May and in June alike.
(From IPP IELTS)
Some people think that it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams like football, while other people think that taking part in individual sports is better, like tennis or swimming. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
People have different views about which kind of sports is more beneficial. While some believe that playing team sports is helpful for one’s development, I would argue that it is much better to participate in individual sports.
On the one hand, I understand why it is argued that engaging in team sports is more advantageous. One major benefit that these sports offer is that collaboration between team members is strongly promoted. This is because the abilities and talents of each individual can contribute to the shared goal of the team. For example, each player of a soccer team has a different responsibility, and it is through taking advantage of members’ strengths that the team can win the game. Additionally, taking part in team sports helps people stay self-motivated because they may be inspired by other skillful players in the team. Continuous self-motivation allows them to constantly further their sports skills and strive excellence.
However, it seems to me that it is better to engage in individual sports. The first reason is that success and failure in this kind of sports are strongly correlated to the amount of effort that the player puts into their training, and chances of beating their opponent come from every competition that they take part in. this means that such sports instill higher levels of self-reliance in people, which opens various avenues for personal development. Furthermore, when there is no teammate for people to share the burden of losing a game, they would have to experience a feeling of failure on their own. This could motivate them to work harder to succeed.
In conclusion, while a number of people are in favor of team sports, my own view is that taking part in individual sports is more beneficial.
(From IELTS Tâm Nguyễn)
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From Toàn Zim
Task 1 – Table
Task 1: Map
Task 2: Students leave high school without learning the way how to manage their money. What are the reasons and solutions of this issue?
The pictures illustrate how the layout of a school library changed over five years.
Overall, significant changes have been made in terms of the library’s interior space design, especially in the area to the South West of the library.
A recording studio has been constructed to replace the classroom area. While the meeting room remains in the same place after 5 years, the space for the borrowing and returning desk has been separated into 2 different rooms.
In the center of the library, more private tables have been set up for students to study at the moment than before. Additionally, there were 2 areas for book shelves to the North and South of the library 5 years ago; however, the one to the South as well as the desk for computers in the North East corner has been converted into desks for student’s laptops. Further down the south, it can be seen that the library office has been removed to make way for a new conference room.
(Toàn Zim, 167 words)
Anybody can use a mobile phone to answer the work and personal calls at any time or 7 days a week. Does this development have more positive or negative effects on both individuals and society?